yay for love

We knew it was coming. We knew they were committed to each other, and that they would build their lives together. What we didn’t know was how excited, delighted, surprised and overjoyed we would feel when we got the phone call.

“Mom, he gave me a ring. We’re getting married.”

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I screamed. Truthfully, it might have been more of a shriek.

In true Kate + Brendan form, it’s not a traditional ring. But they have a charming proposal story (Steve and I don’t have one…it was more a cajole than a proposal, but it worked out anyway), and I am going to have a son-in-law.

Giddy. I am giddy.

Kate + Brendan have a lightness about them. It’s not just how they are together, but how all of us are when we are around them. It’s enough to make you believe in lifelong love.  I always believed, because I have it with Steve. And now she has it.

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I smile every time I think about it. About them. The future, with them in it, forever and ever.

June 2016. Alex has the Pinterest board started. Yay for love.

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